Recipes

Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

Mashed vegetarian sausages, sweet caramelised onion and warm flaky pastry dipped in a sweet chilli jam or relish, what’s not to love?   Makes 6 large sausage rolls  1 large or 2 small red onion, halved and sliced 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp of light brown...

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Baked Oats

Baked Oats

Baked oats are having a moment! Delicious for breakfast, mid-morning snack or a healthy pudding. Serves 4 180g porridge oats 2 bananas 320ml almond milk or milk of choice 30g cacao powder 45g protein powder 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla...

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Tomato and Chive Tart

Tomato and Chive Tart

This quick and easy (you know that's how I do most of my cooking) tart is ideal for a hasty lunch or as a light evening meal. Serve with a fresh green salad. Also super handy when short of time and hungry! It only takes 10 mins to prep. 20 mins in the oven. Use the...

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Roasted Salmon & Black Beans with Mango & Avocado Salsa

Roasted Salmon & Black Beans with Mango & Avocado Salsa

The thing you really have to be cautious of here is not to overcook the black beans or else they come out like little lumps of coal! Serves 2  2 tbsp smoked paprika 1 tsp dried oregano Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 tbsp soft light brown sugar or coconut sugar 1 lime...

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Red Velvet Chia Pudding

Red Velvet Chia Pudding

A Valentine’s inspired pudding that is super quick and easy as well as looking and tasting absolutely delicious.  Just remember to refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.  Warning:  it may give you red lips! Serves 2  160g small can of coconut cream 350 ml unsweetened...

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Glazed Salmon, Kale and Orzo

Glazed Salmon, Kale and Orzo

This delicious Dijon mustard glaze makes a wonderful change from the usual soy or Teriyaki glazes for the super healthy omega 3 rich salmon.  Kale is the Queen of the Greens as it is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet containing powerful antioxidants,...

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Beetroot and Orange Salad

Beetroot and Orange Salad

Colourful and bursting with vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidants, this salad will make you smile. Serves 2  120g spinach leaves and rocket leaves mixed 4 medium beetroots cooked and sliced 2 oranges peeled and sliced  ¼ cup chopped walnuts 2 tbsp feta cheese...

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

This warm, comforting soup hits the spot for a quick and easy lunch or light evening meal, and even quicker if you use up left-over cooked chicken too. You can also make it vegetarian by replacing the chicken with tofu. Just cube and simmer it for 5 mins before adding...

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chilli with Quinoa

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chilli with Quinoa

Ooh who doesn’t love a one pot meal?  This is a delicious dump and go meal.  No pre-cooking involved.  It is a high protein plant based meal with the quinoa substituting the meat.  Top with crushed tortilla crisps, sliced avocado, natural yoghurt and Jalapeno...

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Five-Ingredient Breakfast Banana Cookies

Five-Ingredient Breakfast Banana Cookies

I made these tasty 5 ingredient Deliciously Ella breakfast cookies recently and have had so many requests for the recipe I just had to share.  They are quick and easy to make, healthy, and filled with fibre and plant protein.  I like to have mine mid-morning with a...

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Quick Chicken & Bacon Caesar Salad

Quick Chicken & Bacon Caesar Salad

If you are not a fan of anchovies, then this salad is for you.  Anchovy fans, feel free to add.  This super easy salad proves salads don’t have to be about cold, limp lettuce leaves! Serves 4  4 chicken breasts 8 slices of streaky bacon 1 garlic clove crushed Juice of...

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Warm Potato & Tuna Salad with Pesto Dressing

Warm Potato & Tuna Salad with Pesto Dressing

This is a great super healthy main course salad. It is tasty, filling and the longest part is cooking the potatoes!  I like to add 2 cans of tuna as I just love it but the recipe only calls for 1. Serves 4 500g new potatoes halved or baby salad potatoes  2 tbsp pesto...

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Puy Lentil, Cherry Tomato & Halloumi Salad

Puy Lentil, Cherry Tomato & Halloumi Salad

Lentils are one of the most nutritious and versatile plant-based proteins.  Puy lentils are rich in antioxidants, iron and magnesium.  They are great for salads due to their peppery taste.  Halloumi makes a wonderful alternative for meat. Serves 4 250g cherry tomatoes...

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Warm Cauliflower Salad

Warm Cauliflower Salad

Did you know that one serving of cauliflower has 100% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C?  This underused vegetable is not only high in fiber, low in calories, it also contains some of almost every vitamin and mineral you need. Serves 4 1 cauliflower broken...

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Caramelised Onion & Garlic Pasta with Spinach

Caramelised Onion & Garlic Pasta with Spinach

I often turn to this tasty store cupboard pasta dish when I am time short and not in the mood for a meat dish.  Warm garlic bread is a great accompaniment to this dish. Serves 2 1 red onion thinly slicked  2 garlic cloves crushed 200g cherry tomatoes halved  1 tbsp...

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Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This was the first page I opened from Deliciously Ella’s new cookbook Quick & Easy.  So, I took it as a sign and got baking these vegan cookies.  They are so easy to make, incredibly delicious, a little crispy on the outside, soft in the middle and full of big...

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Puff Pastry Florentina Brunch

Puff Pastry Florentina Brunch

Whilst this may resemble a pizza, it actually has a puff pastry base.  A Florentine style recipe contains spinach.  I have added cheese and eggs here.  I would usually put mozzarella but improvised with feta cheese and it was equally as delicious.  This makes a...

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Chickpea, Quinoa & Turmeric Curry

Chickpea, Quinoa & Turmeric Curry

This is super filling and busting with flavours – ginger, garlic, chilli, coriander and turmeric.  The quinoa is cooked in the creamy coconut milk curry mix.  You may find it too filling with the new potatoes too so feel free to leave them out or add less.  And of...

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Mushroom & Spinach En Croute

Mushroom & Spinach En Croute

Delicious for lunch served with a salad or as a snack.  Perfect for vegetarians too!  I use ready made all-butter puff pastry for that extra crispiness.  It is best served hot so once out of the oven, allow it to cool for 5 mins then slice and devour. Serves 6 1 tbsp...

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Chicken & Chorizo Paella

Chicken & Chorizo Paella

  Ole!  Bring a bit of Spain in to your kitchen.  Pour a glass of Rioja or a glass of Cava, play some flamenco tunes, and get your biggest pan out.  You need paella rice for this dish which you can find in most supermarkets. Serves 4 1 tbsp olive oil 2 chicken...

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Banana Walnut Muffins

Banana Walnut Muffins

  These are perfect for breakfast served with natural yoghurt or with an afternoon cup of green tea.  The walnuts give a bit of crunch and the kitchen smells heavenly.  They are vegan friendly too! Makes 10-12 muffins  4 medium ripe bananas 15g ground flaxseed...

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Wild Rice & Feta Salad

Wild Rice & Feta Salad

This salad reminds me of BBQ’s, blue skies and warm sunny days.  I love the saltiness of Feta combined with the sweetness of the dried cranberries.  You can substitute the rice with microwave basmati and wholegrain rice.  It tastes good served warm or cold. Serves 4 ...

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Em’s Oat & Banana Pancakes

Em’s Oat & Banana Pancakes

My daughter absolutely loves pancakes and is now enjoying experimenting with healthier versions.  These have been her tastiest ones so far.  Everything gets whizzed up in the blender then poured into a frying pan.  Couldn’t be simpler. We like to serve them with a...

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Cod with Cabbage, Bacon & Peas

Cod with Cabbage, Bacon & Peas

Here’s a great one pan meal filled with Omega 3, protein, B vitamins, minerals, vitamin C and Fiber, to name but a few of the healthy benefits from this tasty meal.   I like to serve it with some crusty sourdough to mop up the delicious broth.  Glass of chilled white...

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Turkey Mince with Noodles and Hoisin Sauce

Turkey Mince with Noodles and Hoisin Sauce

Not just for Thanksgiving or Christmas!  Turkey is low in saturated fat so is a great substitute for mince beef, pork or chicken.  You can use Quorn mince in this recipe also. Turkey is high in Zinc (immune boosting), B vitamins (multiple benefits including mental...

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Creamy Broccoli Gnocchi

Creamy Broccoli Gnocchi

This was so quick!  And tasty too.  A hit at home and I would even consider adding some spinach next time for added greens…. because you can never have too many greens! It is also very filling so a little goes a long way. Serves 2  4 tbsp crème fraiche 1 tbsp Dijon...

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Sausage & Bean Casserole

Sausage & Bean Casserole

This is perfect comfort food.  And a one pan dish which I love as less washing up to do.  I have used vegetarian sausages but really any good quality sausage will do or even a mix of sausages and chorizo if you prefer.  I cooked the sausages separately to begin with...

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Mini Chicken Pies

Mini Chicken Pies

These scrummy pies are a great way to use up cooked chicken and any vegetables you have lying around.  Just chop them up small.  I used some cooked mushrooms and added spinach in some and frozen peas in others.  Left over Sunday roast vegetables would be equally as...

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My Chunky Guacamole

My Chunky Guacamole

  Ideal on toast for breakfast topped with a poached egg.   With nibbles such as carrots, cucumber or tortilla chips for a movie night.  With spicy wedges and sour cream.  With salsa and tacos. Any time! Serves 8  1 large ripe tomato finely chopped 3 ripe avocados  ...

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Quick Steak and Mushroom Stroganoff

Quick Steak and Mushroom Stroganoff

Super healthy and deliciously creamy.  This is another of my go to favourites as not much work is involved!  I serve it with brown basmati rice but you could use plain rice, crusty baguette or tagliatelle.  A small glass of red wine compliments this well too! Serves...

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Sizzling Sausage & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Sizzling Sausage & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

This is a firm family favourite and is ready in 25 minutes.  Perfect for those days when you are rushed off your feet.  You can substitute the pork sausages for vegetarian ones or a chicken/turkey version.  And the pasta can be gluten free if you prefer. Serves 4 400g...

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Bean, Tomato & Spinach Stew

Bean, Tomato & Spinach Stew

This is one of my go to dishes for meat free Monday.  Beans and legumes are a rich source of fiber, protein and B vitamins. I like to serve it with fresh crusty ciabatta or sourdough slices.  Gluten free bread is also an option.  There is minimal prep involved and...

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Sea Bass Spaghetti

Sea Bass Spaghetti

This is great to have post workout in order to refuel your body after training and for muscle repair. Sea bass is an excellent source of protein, selenium and contains essential Omega 3 fatty acids. Kale and broccoli contain fiber, antioxidants and a host of...

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Brunch Delight

Brunch Delight

Courgette & Feta fritters on sourdough with Spinach & Poached Egg I love making these post work out to share with a gym buddy or on a lazy Sunday when I don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen. You really have to squeeze the courgette to get it as dry as...

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Butternut Squash Curry with Spinach and Green Beans

Butternut Squash Curry with Spinach and Green Beans

I was craving veggies, fancied a curry and came across this Madeline Shaw recipe. Butternut squash is a great source of fiber and vitamins A, C, E and B. It is also a good source of potassium. Spinach is extremely nutrient rich providing plenty of iron. Green beans...

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Spinach, Kale, Pea and Ricotta Cakes

Spinach, Kale, Pea and Ricotta Cakes

I made these savory cakes for one of my meat free Monday’s and they tasted light and fluffy due to the ricotta cheese. This recipe makes about 18 cakes depending on how big you like them. Use any leftovers for breakfast or lunch the next day with a salad. You are...

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Sea Bass Parcel with Cauliflower Rice

Sea Bass Parcel with Cauliflower Rice

A little bit of prep involved but worth the effort and not much washing up required.  I have spoken about the wonderful digestive benefits of cauliflower and here i have mixed it with the anti-inflamatory tumeric.  I serve mine with additional vegetables such as green...

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Strawberry and Raspberry Tart

Strawberry and Raspberry Tart

    I couldn’t resist making this as strawberries and raspberries are in abundance at the moment. Sweet and juicy tasting, I buy mine from my local farmers market or they come from a friend’s garden. I must confess I burnt the base on my 1st attempt so keep an...

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Baked Cauliflower with Almonds and Lemon

Baked Cauliflower with Almonds and Lemon

  Cauliflower is great for digestive health as it contains dietary fibre and is packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients. It can boost your brain health as it contains choline, a B vitamin known for brain development. Your gut bacteria will love it too and it can...

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Salmon Tray Bake

Salmon Tray Bake

I love the convenience of one pan or one tray cooking. Less washing up after you’ve devoured your meal. Plus you can add pretty much whatever you like. Veggies you need to use up? Throw them in. It’s no fuss cooking. Serves 4  650g new or baby potatoes  3 tbsp olive...

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Sweet Potato, Spinach, Kale and Cod Fishcakes

Sweet Potato, Spinach, Kale and Cod Fishcakes

These were a surprising hit at home as I wasn’t sure how the sweet potato would be received. I served them for lunch and they could easily be a starter or breakfast option with a poached egg on top. Simple to make too as an added bonus. Serves 4 700g sweet potatoes...

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Pantry Tuna Pasta Bake

Pantry Tuna Pasta Bake

This is an easy meal for those days when you haven’t had time to make it to the supermarket, as most ingredients will be in your cupboard. Feel free to use gluten free pasta and swap basil for spinach. I like to serve it with a salad. Takes an hour in total. Serves 4...

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Chicken, Sweet Potato and Coconut Curry

Chicken, Sweet Potato and Coconut Curry

I enjoy making this at the weekends and adding some lime pickle to my plate for an extra kick. Although it has sweet potato, some insist a curry is not a curry without rice so I serve up a bowl of this on the side. I prefer to scoop up mouthfuls onto my poppadum’s....

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Emily’s Banana and Chocolate Pancakes

Emily’s Banana and Chocolate Pancakes

Emily’s Banana and Chocolate Chip Pancakes When Emily arrives home from University pancakes are one of her favourite breakfast choices. This is super easy even I can’t mess it up! You literally chuck all the ingredients in a blender and you’re done. Delicious, any...

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Delicious Alternative To An Easter Egg

Delicious Alternative To An Easter Egg

Delicious Alternative To An Easter Egg Want to enjoy a chocolate treat this Easter without the sugar rush?  The average medium size Easter Egg contains roughly 24 teaspoons of sugar!  This quick and easy recipe contains only natural sugars in the form of...

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